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Re: maize in ancient India: transpacific links (cont.)

Peter van Rossum (pmv100@psu.edu) wrote:
: In article <5a43fc$4rp@news1.io.org> yuku@io.org (Yuri Kuchinsky) writes:

: >: If so, why have no such 
: >: remains ever been reported from Old World contexts?

: >Argumentum ex silentio. A common fallacy.

: Drivel.

I'm glad you respect logical reasoning so greatly.

: Archaeologists recover, analyze, identify, and report plant remains
: on a daily basis.  Given the ubiquity of these "maize sculptures" it is
: obvious that if the identification is correct then there should have been
: a lot of maize in their lifestyle, therefore, some remains should have been 
: left.  The fact that such remains have not been found should lead us to
: be cautious about the accuracy of the identification.

Isolationists wish to assure us that archaeologists should have stumbled
upon the evidence they require in order "to change their mind" without
looking for it.

Then they (in this case Peter) assure us that it would be utterly "stupid"
to design a project to look for this evidence. Apparently such evidence
will only be accepted if you stumble upon it without looking? 

Such mumbo-jumbo can only be brought forth by someone who never learned
the elementary principles of logical reasoning... Peter gives us new
evidence every day to substantiate this hypothesis.


            =O=    Yuri Kuchinsky in Toronto    =O=
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appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the 
Church so decides       ===      St. Ignatius of Loyola

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